Broncos-Gaels Set for Saturday Primetime
Dec. 4, 2014

Saturday, Dec. 6 at Saint Mary's 8:30 p.m. PT
 
THE GAME: Boise State men’s basketball plays at Saint Mary’s Saturday, in the Broncos’ sixth game away from home in their first seven. Tipoff is at 8:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. MT, in Moraga, Calif.
 
TV INFORMATION: Saturday’s game will be televised by ESPNU. Cable ONE ch 301, DirecTV ch 208 and DISH ch 141. It can also be streamed at WatchESPN.
Play-by-Play: Steve Quis
Analyst: Criag Robinson
 
RADIO INFORMATION: A radio broadcast of the game can be heard live on 93.1 FM in the Treasure Valley. The broadcast will also be streamed live at BroncoSports.com.
Play-by-Play: Mike Walsh
Analyst: Abe Jackson
 
LAST TIME OUT:  Boise State trailed North Carolina State by as many as 15 points in the second half Nov. 28, before mounting a furious rally to get within one with 1:29 left. The Wolfpack scored the final five points and handed the Broncos a 60-54 loss in Raleigh. James Webb III scored 12 points off the bench to lead Boise State.
ABOUT SAINT MARY’S: The Gaels are off to a 5-0 start and receiving votes in both national polls. Saint Mary’s has played all five games at home thus far, winning by an average margin of 13.4 points. Brad Waldow leads the way with 21.6 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. Kerry Carter is shooting 56.7 percent from three-point range and making 3.4 per game. The Gaels hold a big rebounding advantage over their opponents (+12.4) and move the ball as they average 16.6 assists per game. Head coach Randy Bennett is in his 14th season leading Saint Mary’s.
 
SERIES HISTORY: The all-time series is tied 6-6 between Boise State and Saint Mary’s. The Broncos have lost the last two meetings, Dec. 14, 2013 and Dec. 14, 1996. Boise State is 1-3 in Moraga, with the last trip coming Jan. 4, 1993.
 
SEEKING A SPLIT: This is the second game of a home-and-home series between Boise State and Saint Mary’s. The Gaels won 82-74 in Boise, last season (Dec. 14, 2013). That matchup was a non-bracketed  game of last year’s Diamond Head Classic.
 
BRONCOS VS WCC: Boise State is 59-62 all-time against schools currently in the West Coast Conference, inlcuding a 4-2 mark under Leon Rice. The Broncos have played all 10 current league members. The only WCC school Boise State is yet to beat is Santa Clara (0-4 all-time).
 
ROAD WARRIORS: Boise State will play six of its first seven games away from home. It is only the third time since becoming a four-year school in 1968-69 the Broncos will have one home game in their first seven contests. In 2009-10 Boise State was away from home for seven of its first eight games. The 1978-79 team had six road games and one home game in its first seven contests, including a pair of three-game road trips sandwiching the home opener.
 
TIME TRAVEL: Boise State will play in four different time zones during the first six games of the season for just the second time in program history. The first four games of the 2000-01 campaign were played in four different time zones. This year only two of the Broncos’ first seven games will be in the Mountain Time Zone- its home opener against Montana (Nov. 18) and a neutral-site game against Idaho (Nov. 25) in Downtown Boise.
 
FINDING THE RIGHT MIX: In the first six games, eight different Broncos have been in the starting lineup and 14 Broncos have seen playing time in the first half of a game. Boise State has used 102 different lineup combinations. The group of Derrick Marks, Mikey Thompson, Anthony Drmic, Rob Heyer and Nick Duncan has shared the floor the most so far, playing together for 32:38 of game action. That group has recorded a plus-minus of +28 during its time on the court. That lineup was the starting five against Idaho (Nov. 25) and North Carolina State (Nov. 28). They were +15 against the Vandals (on floor together for 10:22) and +9 against the Wolfpack (on floor together for 11:43).
 
CRASHING COBY’S CLUB: Anthony Drmic is on pace to join an exclusive club at Boise State. Drmic has eclipsed the 1,500-point plateau, but is on the verge of a few more milestones. He is nearing 500 rebounds, 200 assists and 100 steals for his career. If Drmic achieves them all, he will join Coby Karl as the only Broncos in program history to score 1,500 points, grab 500 rebounds, dish 200 assists and swipe 100 steals.
The Last Meeting
Saint Mary's (Diamond Head Classic)82
Boise State74
December 14, 2013
Taco Bell Arena
Boise State Falls to Saint Mary's, 82-74
Derrick Marks and Jeff Elorriaga made six 3-pointers for the Broncos, but Boise State lost their second consecutive game, falling 82-74 to Saint Mary's Saturday.


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